Pictures from left to right

  1. Seafloor-based sampling using an ROV manipulator arm
  2. Push cores used for deep sea sediment sampling
  3. Subsea scoop used for sampling organisms (in this case snails and associated animals) from the seafloor
  4. Sieving sediment samples on board the vessel Wave Mercury to look for small animals

Environmental Impact Statement ("EIS")

The EIS report compiles all the information gathered during the Environmental Impact Assessment ("EIA") process. We submitted our EIS to the PNG government in September 2008, along with all the detailed EIA studies. Approval of the EIS is part of the process for approval of mining projects in PNG. The final Environmental Permit for the development of the Solwara 1 Project was received on December 29, 2009 from the Department of Environment and Conservation (DEC) of Papua New Guinea for a term of 25 years, expiring in 2035.
For more information on the process for approval to commence operations, please click here. To access the EIS documents, please click on the links below.

For the full EIS in English, click here 
For the full EIS Executive Summary in English, click here
For the full EIS Executive Summary in Tok Pisin, click here
For the Figures and Plates, click here

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